firmware references Re: freebsd-advocacy Digest, Vol 182, Issue 3

james r relyea jrrelay at
Thu Mar 22 23:15:46 UTC 2007

there were several "references" to "firmware" in the several comments
about the "stop the blob" campaign.  i wish i knew the real difference
between firmware and software.  i had previously thought firmware was a
program which was 'burned' into a read-only-memory and was used to
control some electronic hardware operated by a microprocessor.  one
example might be what controls a motherboard in a computer - such as the

are these comments discussing various programs which are components of a
software system?

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